INDIANAPOLIS (e-HUM) – During the United Methodists Women of Indiana third annual meeting Oct. 13 at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Carolyn Maxey of Chesterton was elected president of the group for a two-year term. She formerly served as the statewide group’s communicator. Other top officers include: Vice President Sue Shafer of Richmond, Secretary Barbara King of Indianapolis and Treasurer Sherry Ralston of Newburgh. The 219 women present, heard and saw a report about a mission trip to Haiti by Conference Volunteer in Mission Coordinator Bonnie Albert of Chesterton, who was accompanied by Stephanie Need (wife of pastor Mark Need of Winchester) and Anne Bunch of Terre Haute. The three women served at the Thomas Methodist School in Haiti helping built concrete latrines. Need put it well, when she told the women present, “The project isn’t the project; the project is being vulnerable to people who want to love you.” Bishop Mike Coyner spoke about leadership and served Holy Communion in the afternoon. During the day-long meeting, Lucille Raines Residence Director and Carolyn Marshall, put out a plea to assist the UMW-owned residence replace two roofs costing more than $54,000. Women attending the meeting affirmed a 2012 budget of $189,825 and $400,000 in pledges to mission. They also brought more than 1,300 pillow dresses for children to be distributed by missionaries in Haiti.
Communicator elected UMW of Indiana president
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